Prism Audio Titan True Reference Audio Interface with MDIO Expansion

03/20/2022
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Prism Audio Titan True Reference Audio Interface with MDIO Expansion

Titan is a world-class multi-track interface with unrivaled audio clarity and flexibility. Titan is perfect for music and sound recording, multi-tracking, overdubbing, stem-based mastering, analog summing, and critical listening applications. It uses the latest iteration of Prism Sounds trustworthy conversion. The Prism Sound Titan is a 1RU rack-mountable USB audio interface that provides musicians, vocalists, composers, and audio engineers with consistent accuracy and high-resolution multichannel audio I/O in home, project, commercial, and mobile studios. Its reliable clock allows it to operate at resolutions of up to 24-bit / 192 kHz with minimum jitter. It's ideal for recording, overdubbing, and even send-and-return routing, with latency as low as 0.08 Ms.

The four XLR-1/4" combo inputs can be used to connect line or microphone sources, while two front-panel 1/4" jacks can be used to connect instruments like guitars or synths. The input pads and built-in limiters, as well as the phantom power, are all selectable. There are four 1/4" jacks on the back panel for dedicated line inputs. The eight 1/4" line outputs are perfect for connecting speakers and power amplifiers. In comparison, the two 1/4" jacks on the front panel provide the dedicated level and mix settings for independent headphone monitoring. In addition to RCA coaxial for S/PDIF or AES3, TOSLINK optical for S/PDIF or ADAT, and BNC for word clock, digital connectivity includes RCA coaxial for S/PDIF or AES3, and BNC for word clock. There is an RJ45 connection for future AVB integration.

Titan's class-compliant USB 2.0 interface is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows computers. The package includes an IEC power cord, USB cable, rackmount ears, and XLR-to-RCA adapters.

An introduction to Manley Chinook Phono Stage

03/19/2022
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Manley Chinook Phono Stage

In 2005, Manley Laboratories, a studio-tube-gear expert, designed a triangular-shaped integrated tube amp with an iPod dock for the consumer market and named it the Stingray iTube, in keeping with the company's practice of naming most of its hi-fi consumer components after marine animals. The Chinook delivers an accurate image and replication of the originally recorded environment, as well as excellent dynamics and a wide frequency range. The Chinook, which was designed and produced in California, represents Manley's dedication to our local community as well as a simple, clean, and quiet signal way. The Chinook displays the superior linearity of vacuum tubes while also providing the versatility required to accommodate any turntable configuration.

Everything will be precisely and musically represented, from the most exotic 180-gram audiophile pressing to 25-cent thrift-store classics. The Chinook focuses on design elegance, meticulous execution, efficient manufacturing, and high quality. Throughout, audiophile-grade and time-proven components are employed, demonstrating Manley's commitment to seductive sonics mixed with the dependability that experts all around the globe rely on.

Manley Core Reference Channel Strip

03/19/2022
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Manley Core Reference Channel Strip

Manley Labs in Chino, California, has been producing high-quality microphone preamps, equalizers, microphones, mixers, and other audio gear for over 25 years. The Manley CORE Reference Channel Strip, their most recent piece of gear, expands on this tradition by combining a mic and line preamplifier, compressor, equalizer, and limiter into a single unit. The CORE has fewer knobs, allowing players to plug in and focus on what they're going to play next rather than fiddling with knobs. Computers, plug-ins, and software can quickly distract you from creating music. You may concentrate on your job rather than worrying about technology by designing a customized recording channel with incredibly high-quality stages – but no unnecessary features. The CORE components TM results from decades of engineering, listening, and collaboration with artists and engineers. Even though the CORE® has fewer knobs than similar devices, we believe they are the right ones!

The CORE is the culmination of Manley's experience and understanding gained from working with the industry's most significant recording engineers and musicians. The Manley CORE will be the epicenter of your recorded art, handcrafted in the United States, built like a tank, built to last. The Core reference channel strip was created by Manley so that you can hit record and concentrate on your performance rather than your signal chain.

Manley Force 4 Channel Microphone

03/19/2022
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Manley Force 4 Channel Microphone

Manley is found in top recording rooms throughout the world. Their microphone preamps grace the rack of tracking rooms, and the massive passive EQ new compressor shaped nearly every hits in the last 20 years. They have continued their line of preamps with the addition of Manley Force, a four-channel,feature-rich tube preamp. This preamp channel is different from the Voxboxandthe 40DB preamp, and Manley has replaced the tube output stage with a specially designed MOSFET stage.

The Manley FORCE contains four channels of real High Voltage vacuum tube microphone preamplifiers derived from the hugely popular and award-winning Manley CORE, housed in an exquisitely gorgeous chassis, and meticulously hand-crafted in California by America's premier high-end studio gear manufacturer. The Manley Force Box is solid with a thick Front panel. The knobs are solid machined aluminum giving a sturdy look. The great thing about this multi-channel microphone preamp like the Force with four-channel one can do a lot of microphone configuration.

The Force is a four-channel vacuum tube microphone preamp based on the company's CORE circuitry, which was created for maximum headroom, extended frequency response, and low noise. Each channel contains a mic input with a hand-wound Manley IRON transformer and a front panel DI housed in a two-rack space chassis. High/low gain, 120Hz HPF, Polarity, +48VDC phantom, 7-segment LED meter, and a conductive plastic pot for level adjustment are among the controls per channel. The XLR audio I/O connectors on the rear panel and the 14-inch DI jacks are gold-plated.

Manley Jumbo Shrimp Preamplifier with Remote Control

03/19/2022
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Manley Jumbo Shrimp Preamplifier with Remote Control

           The Jumbo is a special Manley product consisting of a two-channel, single-ended line-level control preamplifier, five stereo inputs, and two paralleled stereo line outputs. Through a five-position input selector switch, the signal is routed straight to the control grid of the first amplifier tube. Amplified signals are then sent via a specific White-Follower stage to drive the high-quality ALPS stereo variable attenuator, which is noted for its consistency, high durability, ease of maintaining, and exceptional inter-channel level tracking attributes.

An introduction to the Manley MAHI Monoblock Amplifier

03/19/2022
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An introduction to the Manley MAHI Monoblock Amplifier

Over the last seven or eight years, Manley Laboratories in Chino, California, has been producing new and updated devices with rather strange audio hardware names. In the early 1990s, the Manley-branded Tiny Triodes were well regarded. The Manley Tiny Triodes received a chassis rebuild in 1993 after the Manley firm broke off from VTL, becoming the Manley 35 wattMonoblocks, and later 50-watt Monoblocks. With hard-wired Triode functioning, the use of Ultra-Linear mode that was powerful was standardized.

When 6414 dual triode and a12AT7EH dual input Triode are used, 40 watts RMS is produced in Ultra-Linear mode. In the TRIODE, around 20 watts are produced. The quartet used is EL84/6BQ5. For many years, the EL84 has become everyone's favorite tube, as it lasts for a long time and is known for its reliability.EI, JJ Tesla, Electro Harmonix, and Sovtek actively produce EL84s. The Manley Output transformer, along with Manley MAHI, plays a significant role together.

The Stingray's new circuitry design modifications were implemented into the 50 Watt Monoblocks after inventing the Stingray Integrated amplifier in 1998. Finally, a little amplifier could produce huge bass. Soon, there was a need to upgrade the original EL84 50-watt monoblocks both physically and functionally after the arrival of the wonderful Manley Snappers in 2002.

The chassis is coated with black powder, and the transformers are painted black. The position of the tube, switches, and location of the bias is in white. There are quality RCA inputs and a genuine WBT speaker. They design and construct their own printed circuit boards and spin their own transformers. In triode mode, the Mahi amps are rated at 18-27 watts, depending on the feedback setting. The Mahi's monoblock arrangement is a style statement in and of itself, units on its highest sale. Out of twenty non-integrated tube amplifiers, Thirteen are monoblocks in Class A and Class B on the Stereophile Recommended Components list.

The Mahis are by-product of a Stingray integrated amplifier replacing a more basic 50 Watt Mono variant. Eve Anna claims that the Mahis sound better since they have a little bigger B+ rail capacity and separate channels and use short loudspeakers cable.

Manley's newest production is the Mahi mono amplifiers, which naturally complement the Manley credo, "Tubes Rule." The Mahis are 10"W x 5"H × 11" D and weigh 18 pounds. The speaker binding posts (a single pair of robust WBT five-way jobs) and input jacks (RCA only) are situated in the upper part top of the amplifier, near the rear, and at the back of the transformers. It is simple to connect the speaker wires with this setup. The top of the Mahis is copiously and legibly labeled to show the purpose of each element, finished in a subtle black crackle-touch. Even though Manley Labs sells a wide spectrum of hi-fi equipment, the firm likely does more business with its excellent pro gear. The hi-fi gear from Manley reflects the company's pro-audio roots.

Triode-Ultra Linear mode switching is common on the MAHI, although it was formerly a state-secret option in the 1950s. You may pick either 20 watts of triode operation or the ballsier-er control of 40 some-odd watts of UL operation. The Variable Feedback button on the top deck allows the user to control how much negative feedback is given to the amplifier for sound diversity and improved speaker-to-amplifier communication. With a large bank of 1200uF filter caps, the MAHI's B+ capacity has improved substantially.

The MAHI delivers 180 Joules of storage energy. The output transformer of the MAHI Stingray is the same. The Mahi is characterized by a low level of noise, distortion, negative feedback, and the inherently large dynamic range of tube electronics.

Manley Neo-Classic 300B RC Preamplifier with Remote Control

03/19/2022
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Manley Neo-Classic 300B RC Preamplifier with Remote Control

The 300B Preamplifier is Manley's most obscure product. The Neo-Classic 300B Preamplifier RC was handcrafted in Chino, California, and has great-sounding components in a creative and clear signal routing. So it is the first and only time these vintage tubes have been used in a preamp. For many years, Manley has been using the 300B into modest power amplifiers, and the admirable thing about the 300B is the tube's smooth, natural tone. A single 300B, on the other hand, offers genuinely suitable power and voltage swing for headphones. It also serves as a fantastic line driver. This is where the impedances aren't too low, and the power needs aren't too high, which is excellent for a single-ended tube of this type.

For the input stage, Manley blends the vintage 300B with another classic, the massive octal-based 6SL7GT-all triodes operating in true Class A mode. Manley has used vacuum tube rectification and control in the power supply. They have added much capacity in order to supplement the vintage vibe. Manley also added an extra and unique ripple rejection circuit to remove the noise in the power supply, resulting in a very low-noise preamplifier, which is very important for people using headphones.

An introduction to the Manley SNAPPER Power Amplifier

03/19/2022
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An introduction to the Manley SNAPPER Power Amplifier

The Snapper got introduced in 2002, a very delectable all-tube 100-watt monoblock. Mitch Margolis' Snapper utilizes a quartet of EL34 or 6CA7 transistors in a completely differential circuit layout, including the input and driving stages. The XLR input on Manley Snapper is driven fully balanced. If the preamplifier has balanced outputs, this amplifier is the first Manley design to utilize your XLRs without the use of extra balancing input circuitry or input transformers. The unbalanced RCA's can be used instead of balanced RCA's in this particular topology with similarly excellent results.

Manley Labs' monoblock amplifier is as unique as the company itself. This company, which is owned and run by a woman, is an outlier in an industry. The company workers are mostly men whose hardworking reap a great production and success in the majority. Manley Labs is owned by EveAnna Manley. Like other designers and manufacturing engineers, she is also one among them. The main purpose of Manley is to make your recordings sound professional. Many A-list recording studios throughout the globe use their tube-based microphone preamps, limiters, equalizers, line preamps, D/A converters, and power amplifiers. For Manley, Home theatre is neither the first nor second interest, Manley, like Genelec, M&K, Bryston, and ATC- all of whom specialize in professional recording gear—does, however, provide specific components that can utilize in a high-end home cinema. This is the case with their new Snapper monoblock amplifier.

An introduction to the Manley Stereo Limiter Compressor

03/19/2022
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An introduction to the Manley Stereo Limiter Compressor

The Manley Nu Mu Stereo Limiter Compressor combines the iconic Variable Nu Mu T-Bar mod tube front end with the same ultra-smooth side chain and timing characteristics for a faster and punchier audio path, accompanied by a high voltage discrete and FET solid-state amplification and output stage for a quicker and punchier audio path. It's essentially a "clean" version of the Variable Mu, made for modern digital and electronic music when color and masking aren't as necessary as they were in the early days of digital.

The Manley Nu Mu, which includes Manley's new HIP function, fine-tunes dynamic control to bring lower-level details without suffocating thrilling transients. The Manley Nu Mu is smartly developed to build efficiently and aesthetically to evoke gorgeous compliments from your clients, both visually and ergonomically. It's all proudly hand-built in California.

An introduction to the Manley Stingray Stereo Integrated Amplifier

03/19/2022
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An introduction to the Manley Stingray Stereo Integrated Amplifier

The previous Manley 50 Watt Monoblocks were merged into a stereo chassis with a passive preamp, which resulted in the STINGRAY design. The final objective was to create a vacuum-tube integrated amplifier with absolute influence that upped the ante of high-end performance in a practical, accessible, bare-bones chassis with a dash of elegance. During a break for the cause at HI-FI '98 in Los Angeles, Eve Anna Manley had been sketching her hexagonal work-in-progress for former Stereophile Pooh-Bah J. Gordon Holt on a bar napkin, and that seemed to be a stingray. The history of making the Stingray emerged through this idea.

The benefits of having a passive preamp are widely known: near-perfect clarity, no additional sound, and a signal route that is extremely simple. The Stingray's low level of global feedback, which has the effect of increasing input sensitivity, lends itself nicely to a passive front end.

  The Manley Stingray is essentially a fixed-bias, dual-monoblock arrangement on a single stainless-steel chassis, with only one power transformer. It contains a four-position silver-contact input selector switch, screw-down-style binding posts, and separate left and right line inputs (gold-plated brass with Teflon dielectric) positioned to each side of the chassis and adjacent to their respective output transformers.